Medway Community Healthcare (MCH) provides a wide range of high quality community health services for Medway residents; from health visitors and district nurses to speech and language therapists and out of hours urgent care.
The Children’s Community Nursing Service is an experienced team of children’s nurses who provide nursing care, advice and support to children with acute and chronic illnesses. We work with other specialist community health care teams, local and specialist hospitals, social services, schools, nurseries, respite centres and voluntary organisations.
Our aim is to ensure that children are only in hospital when they need to be, and that they take an active part in school and community based activities.
We provide nursing support, intervention and advice to children in the community with chronic and life limiting conditions, providing support and training to their families and carers.
The key areas we cover are:
All referrals need to come from Healthcare professionals. If you are a parent/carer and think your child should be referred to the Children's Community Nursing Team please discuss this with doctors or nurses at the hospital where your child is being treated.
All referral forms should be completed and forwarded to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are a parent seeking advice please contact the duty desk on 0300 123 3444.
Alternatively please speak to your health visitor, GP or Nursery/School who may consider a referral to our service.
Following referral you will be invited to attend either a parent education training session or an assessment screen.
Phone lines are open between 8am – 5pm Monday – Friday